Five Items to Watch at the U.S. Bishops’ Fall Meeting

Christine Rousselle Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pray during their fall 2019 assembly in Baltimore, the last time they met in person. The discussion about Eucharistic coherence will garner the most media attention, but four other issues also weren’t warrant close attention.

Gender Benders

A whopping 5.6% of the nation or 18,000,000 people: That’s the latest estimate for the number of Americans who identify as LGBT in the United States. The figure represents an all-time high, up from 3.5% in 2012 and 4.5% in 2017. The term “LGBT” stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender.” The neologism “transgender” was created by Dr. John F. Oliven, who, in his […]